2011 President's Cup (the Final Four)
April 1-3, Herndon, VA.
The UTB Chess Program competed in the 2011 President’s Cup, the “Final Four of College Chess” on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Herndon, Va.
Representing UTB were:
- #1 Board: GM Timur Gareyev, USCF Rating 2696
- #3 Board: GM Mauricio Flores, USCF 2632
- #2 Board: GM Axel Bachmann, USCF 2614
- #4 Board: IM Max Cornejo, USCF 2506
In the first round on Saturday, April 2, Texas Tech University defeated UTB 2.5 to 1.5. UTB came back to defeat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2.5 to 1.5 in the day’s second round.
On Sunday, April 3, UTB drew their third round match with The University of Texas at Dallas 2-2.
Texas Tech defeated UMBC 2.5 to 1.5 in the third round.
With the victory, Texas Tech won its first President’s Cup. Texas Tech finished the tournament with 7 points. UT-Dallas had 6.5 points and finished second. UTB had 6 points and finished third. UMBC placed fourth with 4.5 points.
Look back at tournament coverage in The Brownsville Herald:
April 3: UTB Finishes Third in Final Four of Collegiate Chess
April 2: In Second Round of Chess, UTB Wins
April 2: UTB Players Lose in Opening Round but Still Alive
April 1: Chess Player Juggles Classes, Practice
March 31: UTB Chess Players Depart for Tourney
March 27: UTB Heading to Final Four of College Chess